Venice tours ★★★

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Walking tours and other specialty tours of Venice

Venice is a complex and complicated city with many layers of history not always readily apparent to the naked eye.

This truly is one city where your experience will be greatly enriched by taking a few walking tours or other specialty tours—by boat, or even an in-depth tour of just a single museum or sight. Honestly it's one of my top favorite things to do in Venice.


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Activities, walks, & excursions
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Types of tours

Guided, escorted, specialty, and packaged tours to Italy


Tours for women, gays, the disabled, seniors, pilgrims, families, and students in Italy

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Student and youth tours of Italy

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Italy tours for mature travelers

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Tours and advice for women traveling in Italy

Religious and spiritual tours (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

Spiritual journeys to Italy

Frescoed rooms in the 16C Palazzo Antellesi overlooking Piazza Santa Croce in Florence

Italy tours aimed at families

Ah, to be single and in Pisa (Photo by Roberto Trombetta)

Singles tours and other options and tips for solo travelers in Italy

A gay pride event in Rome's Piazza Navona (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

LGBT tours of Italy


Accessible tours for the handicapped in Italy

The inquisition room (Photo courtesy of ItalyGuides)

A tour that gets you—quite literally—behind the scenes, into the rooms and chambers hidden behind those lavishly decorated walls where the actual governing of the Venetian Republic happened


Guided walks are a fabulous way to bring a city to life and learn its secrets and its history

A 14-day G Adventures tour of Italy includes Rome, Florence, Venice, the Cinque Terre, Lake Como, Pisa, Siena, and the Tuscan wine town of Montepulciano (Photo courtesy of G Adventures)

Guided tours let you sit back and enjoy yourself while someone else does the driving and an expert guides you around the top sights

The Tour du Mont Blanc hiking path (Photo by akunamatata)

Guided walks, hikes, and treks in Italy

Biking through the Tuscan countryside (Photo courtesy of Austin Adventures)

Biking in Italy and cycling tours of the countryside


How to find short city sightseeing tours by bus in Rome and other major Italian cities

Context Travel and others offer amazing walking tours of Venice (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Guided walks and docent-led tours of Venice


Guided visits to Italy's sights—museums, cathedrals, castles, palaces, ruins—can help make them come alive, deepen your understanding, and enrich your experience

Biking through the Tuscan countryside

Hiking, biking, kayaking, ballooning, horseback and other active tours of Italy

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Food and wine tours, cooking classes, and other culinary experiences in Italy

A hot-air balloon ride over Fontainebleau (Photo courtesy of

Weird, random, oddball, and just plain fun tours and activities you can sign up for in Italy

Riding along a bridle path (Photo by Terry Kearney)

Tour Italy in a saddle


Get out of the big city to see nearby sights and add breadth to your trip without adding too many days to your schedule

Sailing in Italy (Photo by Unknown)

Sailing the coast and islands of Italy

A private guide can bring the art, history, and city alive (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

How to hire a private tour guide in Italy

Learn the art of the Bellini at aperitivo hour (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

From cookery classes to language lessons in Venice

Do a deep dive on the long history of La Serenissima with an expert guide (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Tours offering insight to the history and culture of Venice

Hire am expert private guide to discover your own Venice (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)

Hiring a private tour guide in Venice